ATV3 Y no Thunderbolt?


MovieCutter

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Um...no. It's AppleTV, not AppleCD. If you bought a Cinema Display to watch movies, you paid 3x more than you would have for a 32"-37" 1080P HDTV.
 

tbayrgs

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Is it just me or are there a ton of threads started just for the sake of starting a thread? Really, when the OP doesn't even understand his own topic, what's the point?
 

OH!MAC™

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Um...no. It's AppleTV, not AppleCD. If you bought a Cinema Display to watch movies, you paid 3x more than you would have for a 32"-37" 1080P HDTV.
yeah, but what if i already have a Cinema Display? why wouldn't i want Thunderbolt on the :apple:TV?


Is it just me or are there a ton of threads started just for the sake of starting a thread? Really, when the OP doesn't even understand his own topic, what's the point?

don't worry its just you. how else am supposed to understand why Thunderbolt isn't on the :apple:TV?
 
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OH!MAC™;14454351 said:
yeah, but what if i already have a Cinema Display? why wouldn't i want Thunderbolt on the :apple:TV?





don't worry its just you. how else am supposed to understand why Thunderbolt isn't on the :apple:TV?
Mini DisplayPort would suffice though, as Thunderbolt is meant for more than just video display and as Thunderbolt requires an extra chip, the price of the Apple TV would go up.
To learn more about Thunderbolt (TB) and its compatibility with Mini DisplayPort (MDP):
And since the Apple TV is meant as media consumption device for moving images like films and TV series and all that other stuff, TVs are the predominant recipients of signals from an Apple TV, and since TVs don't use Thunderbolt or even DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort, why include such port in the first place, when almost all TVs come with several HDMI inputs anyway?

Consumers using a computer display as a TV replacement are not the target audience of the Apple TV.
 

OH!MAC™

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Mini DisplayPort would suffice though, as Thunderbolt is meant for more than just video display and as Thunderbolt requires an extra chip, the price of the Apple TV would go up.
To learn more about Thunderbolt (TB) and its compatibility with Mini DisplayPort (MDP):
And since the Apple TV is meant as media consumption device for moving images like films and TV series and all that other stuff, TVs are the predominant recipients of signals from an Apple TV, and since TVs don't use Thunderbolt or even DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort, why include such port in the first place, when almost all TVs come with several HDMI inputs anyway?

Consumers using a computer display as a TV replacement are not the target audience of the Apple TV.


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